that was then
hi guys, hope you’re winding down from a wonderful weekend. i’ve been going thru pics, reliving the days i got to do what i really love, shop the streets of paris! these shots are all from a brocante in the 17e my friend christine and i hit one sunday morning. you may already know but brocantes and vide greniers are neighborhood sales where residents set up on the street and have a group event, like a giant block party/yard sale. they’re fantastic cause you never know what you’ll find and get to see hoods you’d normally not go to. one new, fun trend is the pop-up. they’re shops that come in for the day if there’s a storefront that’s empty or for rent. i’m kind of going backwards with the pics but this is one that was there that day.
it was such a simple, pretty store. of course i wanted the doors.
from the outside you’d never know what was in there. truth is there wasn’t much, it was just what they did with the few things they had.
wish i got this for my balcony!
the whole street was buzzing with activity. i feel like i’m remembering a dream…
this flower store was on one side
and a super chic party was on the other.
i started to get into folksy art
looking back i regret what i didn’t get. ouch! that’s always a hard lesson to learn. if you love something, get it when you see it!
i’ll never cease to be amazed at the well preserved pieces whipped out at these events. the shoes are from the 30s and in perfect condition.
how is it that there are always trunks full of petticoats and cotton nighties from the 1800s?
i think i regret not getting her most of all (for my neice clare, of course)! well, i got to enjoy a sunday stroll again and hope you did too! which weekend it was doesn’t really matter, does it?
d’accord, that’s it for me c’est soir. bonne nuit!